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kafekafe

kafekafe
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: April 13, 2022
Birthday: March 19, 1983
Country: Russian Federation
My postcard collection
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My vintage shop on Etsy

First things first

I've been a heavy snail mail swapper since late '90s, so I know my A's and B's around the post office. I know that mail to and from Russia is slow comparing to USA and Europe, but it's been improving over the years!

I'm a full time etsy seller, check my etsy shop:
SovietPostcards for vintage postcards and finds from Russia

I'm looking for category sticker slam swappers! I prefer nice & neat booklets with challenging themes.

I also swap N&N FBs, slams and all sorts of bags (except label bags). If you're my partner in an FB/bags swap, feel free to include extras to use up the shipping rate.

I love mail with real stamps!

Some things that I love are overgrown gardens, old wooden houses, catching snowflakes on my mittens, having plants around my home, good grammar, hoodies, cute stationery, when my home is filled with sunshine, robots, sitting on the windowsill, common sense, sleeping in, meadows, shooting film, my family, hand lotions, reading, SNL, Hausmann buildings in Paris, flower markets, corner rounders.

p o s t c a r d s

I collect written & stamped Christmas postcards. My main focus are Soviet postcards (1930 to 1991), but I love all years, all countries. My favourite type of Christmas postcards are cute illustrated ones with birds, children, decorated houses etc. Please no religious cards for me. I'm also not a fan of vintage reprints.

My postcards collection

My postcards for trade

s t i c k e r s

If you love/swap/collect stickers, join this sticker group on Facebook!

My collections:

  • Suzy's Zoo
  • Sandylion square mods
  • Mrs Grossman's mods (half-strip or quarter-strip)
  • Susan Branch

I'd LOVE to trade for these brands of stickers! Please PM me if you have any to spare :) I have some for swap, too.

Other favourite subjects:

  • food
  • household objects
  • holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.)
  • cute children
  • beautiful flowers, trees, leaves  
  • any cute illustrated stickers

I don't like puffy and 3D stickers.

Please don't send me:

  • cheap Chinese stickers
  • any other low-quality stickers

o t h e r s w a p s

Tea: I drink black and green teas. I prefer unflavoured or non-sweet flavours (thyme, mint). I also like blackcurrants and other berries. I don't care for cinnamon and vanilla and any sweet flavours. Usually I drink loose tea with fresh or dried herbs from the garden. I dried PLENTY of mint this summer so hopefully it will last me through the winter.

Food: I have no food allergies. I'm trying to maintain a healthy diet, but I'm also very curious to try foods from other countries. My boyfriend will eat anything I may not, so no limits there hahaha :)

I like local foods that are not available internationally. My favourite fruity flavours are banana, peach and strawberry.

Food dislikes: anything peppermint; liquorice; chewing candy; hard candy; coffee; seafood.

Items: I'm specifically looking for the following:

  1. Toy size mailbox models from different countries (I have Spain, UK and Macao)
  2. Cheburashka and Russian Doll Japanese kawaii items
  3. Everything Pettson and Findus (see my P&F postcard collection)

About Me

I'm 37 and my native language is Russian. After years of living in Moscow I decided I've had enough of it (freaking traffic jams!) and moved to a smaller, quieter and greener town. I'm hugely into all things Soviet. I do enjoy vintage things in general, esp. the 50s. New Year's Day is my favourite holiday. In Russia, we celebrate Christmas on January 7 and it's a purely religious holiday, NY's is the biggest holiday of the year. I don't mind you wishing me Merry Christmas though, I automatically translate it as "Happy New Year". :P

Ratings

bblue rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #4- INT on Apr 22, 2022
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Comment: After more than 2 months, it arrived! Thank you for the assortment of different bags.
Ebbie78 rated for 10 non-label bags to 2 partners on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the variety of bags! Everything is awesome <3 I am looking forward to participating and moving these bags soon.
kizzlets rated for 10 non-label bags to 2 partners on Mar 21, 2022
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Comment: Your swap arrived safely today. Thank you very much for your non label bags, nice to have international bags for me to send out!
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Comment: Thanks so much!
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Comment: thanks so much!
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Comment: Thanks!
msjoana75 rated for Time to Swap some Slams #1 on Feb 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the slams
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Comment: The books have arrived! All the way from Russia ... whew! Thank you!
howdyholly rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #3- INT on Feb 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of bags!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Sticker pass along swap #8 on Feb 6, 2022
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Comment: thanks so much!
Pupullona rated for SSM: Postcard bag and Memo bag #8 on Feb 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bags and an extra slam! I'll be happy to pass along.
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Comment: Thank you!
wyrdfae rated for Sticker books around the world x2 #3 on Jan 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
wyrdfae rated for SSM: Sticker pass along swap #9 on Jan 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I love everything especially the stickers! Perfect selections
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Sticker pass along swap #10 on Jan 28, 2022
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Comment: thanks so much!
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Comment: The swap arrived today! Thanks Katya!
mizzrox rated for Sticker books around the world x2 #2 on Jan 18, 2022
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Comment: Arrived safely today. Thank You! will pass along.
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Comment: You really sent me nothing!! Many hearts for that ❤
Response: :D
bblue rated for Sticker books around the world on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the sticker books! They arrived quickly.
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Comment: Thank you for my holiday card and pretty stamps.Happy New Year! I have friends in Ekaterinburg and Tyumenn. I have many Russian postcards and Tolstoy on my wall. My Russian language skills have weakened.

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Comments

HappyMom on May 16, 2021:

Looking forward to the swap! hello

Karen07 on Mar 15, 2021:

Just letting you know that the resend that you sent for Christmas POSTcards #5 arrived today. Great card and stamps! Thank you for both the original that arrived last month and the resend. Stay safe and healthy!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 23, 2020:

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Thank you!! The CPG Pick 2 tag from April finally arrived - I love the book pages, thank you so much!!

FairyLady on May 31, 2020:

Hi, thank you for sharing you national music list in the comment section. If I could rate you I would give 5<3. I never heard this music in my life, but it sounds great. I like the songs from Ария and Дима Билан the most. I probably will look up some translations soon.

Rainydancer on Mar 30, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

NiniJae on Jan 17, 2018:

Hi Katya. I just received the extra card you sent for the "Sending Love with Christmas" swap. That was very nice of you. To be honest, I loved the postcard and never even noticed the "send in an envelope" in the instructions. Thanks very much. The card is very pretty and the tea looks delicious. Have a wonderful 2018. ~ Janine

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

Lina279 on Oct 31, 2017:

Привет!Здорово встретить русских тут)))

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

XFoxgloveX on Nov 26, 2016:

If only we could mail ourselves! That would be much cheaper than airline tickets :)

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